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Panthera Pardus

Open Wide… by Martin_Heigan A Leopard (Panthera pardus) showing off. View my “Big Cats” Slideshow. Martin - [Home Page] [Photography Showcase] [My Free Photo App] [Flickr Profile] [Facebook] [Twitter] [My Science & Physics Page]...


Snarling LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) ©Flash-Joerg Compared to other members of the Felidae family, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and more slightly built. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard’s rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguars do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic (com

from the Guardian

Top 10 mammals surviving with help from zoos - in pictures

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), a native of China, Russia and Korea, is one of the most endangered large cats in the world with fewer than 50 individuals in the wild